UKIP East is in dire straights at the moment. On average they are losing 17 members a month and events such as the highly publicised Bar Hill campaign meeting only managed to attract about 40 people. To matters worse Peter Reeve has admitted to the Regional Committee that ‘there had been no progress on General Election candidate selection’. He went on to explain that they needed at least £100,000 to fight the Euro election campaign.
At the moment UKIP East has a few thousand in the bank. They can never hope to raise Reeve’s suggested target. Moral in the East is now at rock bottom with donations few and far between. Even Mr Agnew’s loan will not save them as many branches are refusing to campaign in the Euros unless the whole question of the corrupt MEP selection process is investigated. Indeed, several branches are threatening to shutdown if nothing is done.
How much longer can the blinkered leadership continue to ignore the serious problems that threaten to destroy UKIP?